Cases of HRDs – January 2019 Statistics
February 7, 2019, 9:47 am
From 1 January to 31 January 2019, FORUM-ASIA documented 39 Cases of harassment against (W)HRDs including NGO in 12 Asian countries. Most of the harassment are related to the right to freedom of expression in both offline and online spheres; while judicial harassment and arbitrary arrest and detention are the most common types of abuse. There were three recorded incidents of (W)HRD killings. Two occurred in the Philippines – in Zamboanga del Norte and in Nueva Vizcaya; the other took place in Laos.